TUPELO, Miss(WTVA) - Tupelo businessman Wesley Wells was taking a leisurely walk around the mall when Tupelo police did a search, handcuffed him, and placed him in the back of a patrol car.
Wells was later let go without any charges.
But for the Mayor, it points to a problem of why body cameras and dash cameras were not used properly.
We also spoke to Wells' attorney Jim Waide about the ordeal.
"When an individual is pulled over by a police car in the city of Tupelo, there should be dash can audio and video. The officer's uniform should have a camera that should also contain audio and video, and then if a person is detained, placed in the squad car, they should likewise be a video," Shelton said.
"The first thing that is most shocking is a COVID issue. Wesley is most definitely afraid of COVID. He watched a family relative die unable to get their breath. The fact that two officers did not put their masks on out there is very disturbing," Waide replied.